rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís a good, crisp IPA. Itís not overdone with the hops and it has a pine tree aroma and taste. Good, crisp, and refreshing.
Ferris (3081) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fresh pine and some grapefruit. Clear gold with a rich white head. Nice caramel sweetness and piny, grapefruit pith flavors. Pretty good.
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has light orange amber color with bit of a hazy appearance. A two finger tall white head of loose bubbles quickly settles down to a very thin covering of foam. This head makes some nice lacing on the glass as I drink. The aroma is big and bold with an intoxicating floral/citrus grapefruit bouquet. There is a light malt base that adds some mild sweetness to the big citrusy grapefruit hop flavor that dominates the overall character. Its flavor is strait forward and tasty. The fruity/floral hops bring good bitterness late into the finish and hangs on the tongue. Body, palate and carbonation are in good balance for ease of drinkability and taste.
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. My first rating from this brewer. Pours a very lightly hazed warm gold with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma that is lightly sweet with notes of orange and grapefruit. The flavor begins with malt and is followed by some orange and grapefruit bitterness that retains much of the fruit in the flavor and does not yield to the bitterness of the pith. Medium bodied. Nice solid IPA.
Slipstream (1995) - USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour. Tangy hop aroma with dashes of somked palt and pine. Actually make that "smoked malt". No, Iím not durnk. There is orange punch, malty sweetness, and snappy hops in the flavor. A nice tingle on the palate, with some of that grapefruit pith flavor. It is a little too bitter/harsh in the finish actually - something seems a little off - but is still good overall.
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber via beer world kingston. Moderate initial hop bite. Strangly not much of a hop nose. A darker amber with minimal carbonation. Delicate sandy lacing....seen betrer. Buttery sweet with a bit of hop twang...meh and muddled.
WanderinCelt87 (157) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle a hazy amber with a light pine aroma. Taste is bitter with a nice pine taste and hints of citrus at the end.
hockeybeerguy (1704) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade. Reviewed from notes.
She pours a mostly clear orange color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that died within twenty seconds. Carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. What lacing there is slides into the body.
The smell has a large amount of piney hops up front with a decent backing by some citrusy hops. Malted lightly as it warms.
The taste is mainly bitter, but as it warms, a light maltiness comes out, bitter aftertaste. It has a dry piney finish.
On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across somewhat sessionable. Carbonation seems a bit smoother than most AIPAís Iíve had, but still has somewhat of a degree of harshness trying to invade my mouth and tongue. Still good for the style and for me.
Overall, this is a good AIPA that I would have again, but would either have to move back East or seek again in a trade.
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 This pours hazy orange with a lot of yeast in suspension. One finger of foam that fell pretty fast. Left some lace, a small ring and a thin layer on top. There was no nose. Honest! I glimpsed a nose then it disappeared. A brief moment of some tropical fruit and some caramel malt. As the beer warmed the fruit peeked out a little but was muddled and not crisp. It was mangoish. The malt became very sugary. Taste is lots of hop oil, resin, bitter thatís just a little biting and sweet, sweet malt. Lotís of malt. So much malt and with all the oil itís heavy. Some nutty flavor as it warmed. It drinks heavy and even sits heavy in the glass. There is no alcohol on the nose but as the beer warms it creeps on to the palate. Not well balanced and the mouthfeel is coarse. Finish is sweet, heavy and dry.
I am really surprised at this beer because the Pale Expedition Ale was fantastic and light. I canít help but wonder if the fact that there is no freshness date means that the fruit and the nose faded. This beer was literally hop oily bitter sitting on top of sugary malt. Unsophisticated and awkward.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin, white head thats short lived with a lil bit of stringy lace hangin on. Murky, orange, amber color. Nose is almost aroma freee, weird. Very faint notes of wort and some grass. Body is surprisingly light for an 8% bruiser. Carbonation is a bit prickly or maybe its an astringency on the palate i,m gettin, lil acidic. Dry malt flavors with some iced tea notes and a bit of earthy, leafy hop notes. Dry finish with a mild bite. Just not a lot happenin here.Need to go back to the drawing board on this one. Props to pinkie for the bomber!
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear yellow ale with a frothy white head. Surprisingly this is not their hoppiest beer. The body is mild and the finish is clean. Overall a decently balanced beer.